Painting

Shawn Barber


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Shawn Barber's body of work focuses primarily on painting, portraiture, and documenting contemporary tattoo culture. Barberʼs intimate renditions of tattooed individuals balance both meticulous brush strokes and loose energy. Figurative in nature, these large paintings take on abstractions with explosive colors, meandering lines and paint dripping down the canvas. Barber earned his B.F.A from Ringling College ...

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Ron English


Monday, July 25, 2011

One of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and television. English coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history, populated with ...

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Kris Lewis


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Kris Lewis began dreaming and flailing atop this lovely carnival ride in 1978, in the great surround of the Jersey shore. Growing up in a family that included 6 brothers and 1 sister provided ample fodder for his creative appetite, weaving an existence replete with love, conflict, beauty, tradition and classic Jersey brawls. Kris' father provided ...

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Dominik Sittig


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dominik Sittig’s dark paintings, dominated by red-brown colours and many layers of materials, have a powerful presence in the space. Their sophisticated texture is the result of the build up of layers upon layers, with Sittig reproducing masses of different elements from the repertoire of the conventions that define the medium of painting. He then coats ...

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Victor Castillo


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Victor Castillo is a Chilean painter currently residing in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Santiago in 1973, the year of Chile's military coup. He began drawing obsessively at the age of five, inspired by the animations he saw on television, science fiction movies, and the illustrations on his family's record covers such as Pink ...

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Simon Birch


Monday, July 11, 2011

Simon Birch’s dramatic large-scale portraits are breathtaking in their scale and sophistication. With a refined treatment of tone color and astute awareness of textural rhythms, the award-winning Hong Kong based painter and multimedia artist’s new oils on canvas dazzle and excite in their glorious portrayal of fluid human motion and fragmented emotional states. Born in Brighton ...

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Alexey Kallima


Monday, July 11, 2011

Alexey Kallima was born in Groznyy in 1969 and currently lives and works in Moscow. Upon graduation from the University of Krasnodar he opened the France Gallery. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions worldwide including the Moscow Biennial, Moscopolis at Espace Louis Vuitton in Paris, and Russia at Whitebox in New York.

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Hernan Bas


Monday, July 4, 2011

The Detroit-based artist explores the codes of dandyism and its subculture as a means to define sexual attraction.  His paintings are tinged with nihilist romanticism, born of literary intrigue and a passion for historical painting.  Small, frail and sensuously delightful, Bas's paintings personify epic romance embracing both the decadence and nastiness of pleasure. His work can ...

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Popay


Friday, July 1, 2011

Muralist, painter and graphic artist, Popay pound a dense, generous, visceral and organic. His world plunges us into a jungle where saturated colors are changing with strange creatures. A native of Barcelona has fueled his imagination with Combas paintings and Picasso, and was largely inspired by the comics and animated films. His work has taken shape in music, because claims ...

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Greg Gossel


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Greg Gossel’s visual repertoire o appropriated pop culture imagery, ranging from pulp novels, romance comics, political references, and fallen icons of the 20th century. Within a contemporary context, he comments on the collective consciousness with overall bold geometric and typographic elements. Gossel explores an array of media with elements of silkscreen, experimental Xerox copy and transfers, as well as various ...

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Chris Berens


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Amsterdam artist Chris Berens is an anomaly in the art world, an expert painter who does not use traditional media (he uses inks on photo paper rather than oils on canvas...and NO digital or photographic elements whatsoever), but creates some of the most compellingly executed, enigmatic, and emotionally resonant paintings seen in a long time. His ...

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Marion Peck


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marion Peck was a well established painter in the Northwest, before her rise to artistic stardom following a move to Los Angeles, earning accolades for the 10 years she has been exhibiting in galleries locally and elsewhere. Both narrative and dream inspired, she creates work that could be described as a more grounded sort of ...

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Mary Henderson


Friday, June 17, 2011

Talking about a monstre. Mary Henderson is one of the preeminent exponents of hyper realism. Take a look to her stunning portfolio here. "My work has always been inspired by my own personal and family experiences, as well as by broader historical and social phenomena. In drawing upon networking and community photo-sharing websites for source ...

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JKB Fletcher


Saturday, June 11, 2011

"A working artist from the UK, my hopes are for Australia to provide a new cultural influence to my work and a maturity only developed through experience." Painting "Physically my painting is about creating form, depth and structure with less than one millimetre thick oil over the surface of a canvas or linen, developing a recognisable image ...

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Alex DeSpain


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Alex DeSpain is a Portland, Oregon based artist whose work is significantly themed around exploration and identity. His work is also a reflection of his relationship with the environments in which he exists. DeSpain describes a type of connection through his work, that is suggestive of a singular existence. Although his subject matter and approach vary, ...

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Nat Meade


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

EDUCATION/RESIDENCIES 2009 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 2007 Pratt Institute, M.F.A., 2001 University of Oregon, BFA SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2008 Guys are Dolls, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010 Five From Brooklyn, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR I Know What You Did Last Summer, Saint Cecilia's Convent, Brooklyn, NY A Separate Peace-curated by Shane McAdams, McNeil Project Space, New York, NY Artist of the month, ...

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Stephane Eck


Monday, May 16, 2011

Stephane created these great paintings on the walls of Beijing and Yunnan in China. Having a look to his website you could discover a stunning portfolio made of illustrations, and colorful paintings. Check it out!

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Becca


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Could be hard to define Becca's work as simple as it could be for hundreds of street artists out there. We love them as paintings on the wall, and that's it , but we'd like them hanging on a gallery's wall, ....Well, it's the same old story, what's the difference between street art or art ...

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Peeta


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Peeta is a young Italian artist born in a small town near Venice. He entered the graffiti scene in 1993 and since then, he has been collaborating with some very important crews: the Paduan EAD, the FX crew and the RWK crew, both from NY. After having painted his graffiti all around Europe and America for ...

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Andreea Anghel


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Damaged people is an awesome painting project by Andreea Anghel. Check out her stunning portfolio here. A bit about me: My name is Andreea Anghel, I am currently 21 and as of October 2009 I am studying for my Bachelor's Degree in Graphics at UAD Cluj-Napoca. I've developed a passion for photography and photomanipulation as a ...

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Cake


Saturday, April 16, 2011

A stunning mix between street art&painting, Cake evolved a personal recognizable style absolutely amazing. Check her website here. Solo Exhibitions 2010 A Collection of Drawings / Brewers Mansion / Brooklyn, NY Selected Group Exhibitions 2011 Pantheon / Chashama/Donnell Library Building / New York, NY Fountain New York Art Fair 2011 / Pier 66 Maritime / New York, NY 2010 Sneaker / Vincent Michael Gallery ...

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Matt Small


Monday, April 11, 2011

By painting directly onto used pieces of metal he gives his work a raw, urban immediacy. The subjects of his art are also found, filmed without their knowledge (in a way we're choosing not to find a little creepy) in and around London, enabling Matt to bypass the posed, staginess of a lot of portraiture. ...

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Alex Daw


Thursday, April 7, 2011

A multi talented contemporary artist, Utilising anything at his disposal, Daw cuts and paints on a number of surfaces. Culled Fragments of news, pop culture, art history, sci -fi and portraiture are selected, injected and dissected to provide a starting point for painting.  Check out his website here. Operating somewhere between the fuzzy, grey periphery ...

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Brett Amory


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Born in Chesapeake, Virginia in 1975, Brett Amory is descended from a long line of visual artists and musicians. He studied at the Academy of Art from which he received a BFA in Fine Art in 2005 and was recipient of two major awards given by the school: The Student Choice Award for 2004 and ...

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Mario Corea Aiello


Monday, March 7, 2011

Great Artworks by Mario Corea Aiello, an Illustrator from Spain.  His artwork exposes the gritty-ness of urban lifestyle in a bold and imaginative way. It seems he doesn't have a personal website, you could check something here.

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Cleon Paterson


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Peterson describes his bedlam as “a gray world where law breakers and law enforcers are one in the same; a world where ethics have been abandoned in favor of personal entitlement.” In Cleon Peterson’s anxiety-riddled world, violence is the status quo. His dystopian scenes evoke Thomas Hobbes’ description of life as war between individuals: “solitary, poor, ...

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Dirquo


Thursday, February 10, 2011

The art of DiRQuo explores an abstract representation of the perception of graffiti, and attempts to create a dialogue that questions the type of environment that is created when freedom of expression is painted over with brushes and rollers. Check out his stunning paintings here. Exhibitions Gallery 1889, Brooklyn NY, September 2009 T & P Fine Art, ...

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Dain


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dain has been involved in the graffiti movement since the early eighties. His trademark repetitive images are common on the streets of New York.

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HUSH


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hush's work has been described as a sensory assault of shape, colour, and character. Inspired by the portrayal of the female form in art, the artist builds up and tears down layers of paint and images as he works, "letting the canvas and marks take their own path." The result is an enigmatic synthesis of anime, ...

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Herakut


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Herakut is a symbiosis of the aliases Hera and Akut, two graffiti artists from Frankfurt and Erfurt, Germany. Their collaboration started when they first met in 2004. Both were invited to paint at the Urban Art Festival Sevilla in Spain and before that time had only seen each other's work in graffiti magazines. The differences in ...

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